PSV Eindhoven head to Greece on Thursday for a Europa League clash with PAOK Salonika. Kick-off is at 5.55pm.

PSV Eindhoven bounced back from their 2-1 defeat against Granada to down Amonia Nicosia 2-1 thanks to a last second Donyell Malen winner.

In a tight group, PSV now heads to Greece for what will be a crucial clash with PAOK Salonika, who currently have two points after draws with Granada and Amonia Nicosia.

PSV eased to a 4-0 victory over ADO Den Haag at the weekend and they currently sit third in the Eredivisie.

PAOK, who finished second in Greece last season, dropped into the competition after losing out in the Champions League qualifiers to Krasnodar. They are currently 4th in their league but defeated Panaitolikos 3-1.

Team News

PSV Eindhoven have been boosted by the return of Pablo Rosario, who makes the trip after recovering from covid 19.

However, several players are still missing including Cody Gakpo, Timo Baumgartl, Nick Viergever, and Jorrit Hendrix.

Possible PSV line-up: Mvogo, Mauro Junior, Max, Teze, Boscagli, Sangare, Rosario, Gotze, Ihattaren, Malen, Zahavi

PAOK have no major injury concerns and their line-up could feature Dutch midfielder Diego Biseswar. Former Benfica attacker Andrija Zivkovic is the danger-man on the wing.

Possible PAOK line-up: Zivkovic, Wague, Giannoulis, Varela, Ingason, Murg, Zivkovic, Tzolis, Swiderski

Odds

PAOK 23/20 Draw 12/5 PSV 12/5

Can PSV get the victory in Greece

The group is very tight at the moment and PSV’s loss at home to Granada means they cant afford to keep slipping up.

PAOK are a good side and they will be very difficult to beat at home. They beat Benfica and Besiktas during the Champions League qualifiers, and go into the game with PSV as favourites.

However, PSV has more than enough quality to get the win, and the return of Rosario the midfield will be a boost. It is going to be a very tight game that could go either way.




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